Inside Defense, the invaluable suite of military-related newsletters, is live-blogging the Gates confirmation hearings. And there's already a bunch of great stuff up -- from whether we're winning the Iraq war to whether we can afford Future Combat Systems. Go check it out.UPDATE 12:04 PM: One thing that jumps out at me is how realistic -- and pessimistic -- Gates is about Iraq. The status quo there is "not acceptable," he says. But, at the same time, there are "no new ideas" on Iraq.
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